Friday, January 25, 2013

Flour + Stone, Wolloomoolloo

Sweet tooths will already be well aware of the existence of one of Sydney's newer (and most popular) bakeries, Flour + Stone in Woollomoolloo (geez, that's a hard suburb to spell isn't it)?


Myself and a bunch of bloggers decided to descend on Flour + Stone one Saturday to help celebrate fellow blogger, Swah celebrate her birthday. From what I can tell Swah has a bit of a sweet tooth so it seems a fitting place to party.


Before we completely clear Flour + Stone of all their baked goodies for the day we sit down to enjoy a coffee...or in my case a homemade lemonade that was cool, refreshing with just the right amount of tartness.


As there are so many of us, and as Flour + Stone is quite petit, we grab our feast and head over to the park under the beautiful St Mary's Cathedral  for a good old fashioned birthday picnic. I can't quite remember the individual prices for all of our goodies but all of this cost us about $150 which doesn't seem too bad for hand crafted sweeties that fed about ten hungry ladies (and one boy too).


Flour + Stone is renowned for two things...their Panacotta Lamingtons ($6.00 each), that pretty much have reach cult status in Sydney, and their filled doughnuts.  The Lamingtons are dense, heavy and moist having been soaked in creamy panacotta and have a layer of sweet berry jam within. I prefer my lamingtons more "light + fluffy" like a sponge cake, but these are a BIG hit with my fellow picnic goers. There wasn't one crumb left.


The doughnuts are as big as a fist overflowing with vanilla custard and berry jam.  I really like the donught outer - sweet and sugary - but I think I wanted the custard to be thicker...and sweeter (yes, I did just have THREE filings in my teeth, so now you know why. I like sugar with my sugar).


Being near Christmas we take full advantage and walk away with a few tasty fruit mince pies and gingerbread. Oh my - the gingerbread was incredible. Soft and spicy and incredibly moreish. I went back to the bakery after we'd finished with our picnic to buy a few biscuits to take home.


Our final two sweet items are a luscious salted caramel + chocolate tart that was devilishly rich and a peach tart (that I didn't try as fruit = healthy and that's not what this picnic was about). With an impending sugar coma not too far away I'm thankful to sink my teeth into the zucchini, chilli and gruyere roll - really really good, savoury and a much welcomed counterbalance to the sugar overload.


The pies were wonderful with super flaky pastry on top. The filling of vegetable ratatouille with feta was rich and delicious. The others also shared a creamy chicken pie that I didn't try - but it did look pretty tasty!


Flour + Stone is at 53 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo. They are not open on Sundays. From what I hear they sell out of their Panacotta Lamingtons pretty early in the day so latecomers may just be disappointed.

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22 comments:

  1. What a picnic! I still haven't tried these lamos.... Perhaps this is the weekend for it!

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    1. Get on it and go EARLY!!! And try the gingerbread - it's amazing!

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  2. So gutted I couldnt make it :( I desperately need to try that lamington and the tart. Although I'm with you - lamingtons should be pillowy soft and light, but hey...in the name of research ;)

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  3. You know how to rememember to spell the suburb?

    Sheep Toilet Cow Toilet

    Wool loo moo loo

    You'll never forget!

    Looks yum, too much sweetness.

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    1. Lol...like that gorilla art down there!

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  4. This place is too awesome! I've tried so many things and I've fallen in love with them all. Those lamingtons.. sure are pretty darn good.

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    1. I'm still in love with the gingerbread - it was so good!

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  5. Great post Muss Piggy, love the food and your photos are giving me a serious sugar craving. Picnics are really the best way to enjoy food and good company. This makes me wish I had more food blogger friends in my neighbourhood!

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    1. It's great to have other food bloggers to hang out with ... I wonder if there are any others lurking about in Broken Hill??

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  6. I've been wanting to go to Flour & Stone for ages. Everything looks delicious, especially those pies and donuts!

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    1. The pies were great - I didn't try the chicken pie but the others seemed to love it.

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  7. Oh wow everything looks so good! Everyone raves about those lamingtons so I guess I will definitely have to make a trip to see what all the fuss is all about :D I'm definitely with you on all things sweet, I love love love sugar with my sugar...

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  8. I am still yet to get to Flour & Stone (am I sounding like a broken record yet on the places I haven't yet got to?)

    I like the idea that their lamos are denser, the way they should be. I mean, the lamington was born due to the need to spruse up stale cake. I bet they never used panacotta in the good-ol-days

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    1. There are just TOO many places to go to in Sydney....as soon as you tick one place off a new one (or three)open up.

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  9. WOW! OMG! That all looks so good! I can't even imagine a pannacotta soak lamington and the gooey chocolate and caramel fudge! YUMMY!

    I want to go now!
    What a great idea for a picnic :)

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    1. It's the perfect place to pick up picnic goodies being so close to that lovely park.

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  10. Oh wow, what a feast of sweet treats! I haven't been to flour and stone yet - but I have to go now! The gingerbread sounds fantastic!!

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    1. The Gingerbread was my favourite...it was incredibly delicious.

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  11. I'm eating with my eyes. Those lamingtons look amazing! Why don't I live in Sydney anymore!?

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    1. It's probably a good thing you're not in Sydney - it's a very fattening place to be. Oink.

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  12. OH dear GOD... Your shots look incredible. I love the ozzey filling doughnut you have managed to capture.
    Still haven't made my way there yet. I suspect this is because I will become F&S addict.
    What a great way to celebrate SWAH's b'day.

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